The Feminine Mystique

The Feminine Mystique

by Betty Friedan
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The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan

The book that changed the consciousness of a country—and the world. Landmark, groundbreaking, classic—these adjectives barely describe the earthshaking and long-lasting effects of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique. This is the book that defined "the problem that has no name," that launched the Second Wave of the feminist movement, and has been awakening women and men with its insights into social relations, which still remain fresh, ever since. A national bestseller, with over 1 million copies sold.

Author Biography: Betty Friedan founded NOW in 1966 and is the author of many books, including The Fountain of Age and Life So Far. She lives in Washington, DC.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440324973
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/1984
Series: Laurel Book Series
Edition description: 20th Anniversary Edition
Pages: 444
Product dimensions: 4.22(w) x 6.81(h) x 1.34(d)

About the Author

Betty Friedan (1921–2006), a transformational leader of the women’s movement, founded the National Organization for Women (NOW) and authored many works, including The Second Stage, The Fountain of Age, and Life So Far.

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The Feminine Mystique 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was so completly outstanding. I couldn't put it down. It explained how feminisim developed and what type of forms it is disguised in. This book should be in every women's home. Everybody including men should read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though the problems and statistics have changed much of it resonates with my own experiences. Women should be required to read this book, especially after they've gotten married or had children. So many questions I could not find the words for have now been answered. And a reminder to carry forward doing what makes us happiest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How well I remember my mother reading this when it first came out in the mid 1960s. I read it a few years later when all the guys were preaching for free love, but that's all they did! They preached! But still wanted all of us girls to do the work! I have no money or help for collage but there was a library and since I lived in Boston used to sneak into collage classes. I never got a degree but I did get Smart. Here I am over 40 yrs later and still reading thank God! But at least things have improved. Now if we could get rid of men like Bill Cosby and Bill O'Riley
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Read it and widen your horizons a bit. Skip the latest paperback bestseller and use your mind instead.